Outdoor Decorating Solutions

Summer is the best time of year to get the neighbors together for a backyard cookout or a relaxing drink on the patio. Especially here in the Midwest, we need to take advantage of the short time frame we have to spend time outside!

Turn your backyard into a fun and inviting space with these simple decorating solutions from the paint and color experts at Hirshfield’s:

Dine Al Fresco

There’s nothing more precarious than trying to balance a plate on your lap while simultaneously holding a drink, watching the kids and talking with friends. Give your guests a place to sit while you dine outdoors, whether it’s a simple picnic table, some folding tables dressed up with linen or an ornate outdoor dining set.

You can make your outdoor dining space feel special and dramatic by moving your table away from the house and placing it in the middle of your backyard. Surround it with candles or flowers to give it a touch of intimacy while maintaining the grandeur of the set up.


Upping your curb appeal game

Start with the inexpensive updates like clean your siding, driveway and walkways. Next, weed your flower beds and add mulch where needed — don’t forget to mulch your trees. Spruce up your flower beds and planters. Do you need to upgrade your existing exterior lighting? Your mailbox?


Accessorize like you normally would

You have a beautiful home, decorated to perfection. Why stop there? Take your decorating prowess outside! Many of the same decorating principles that apply to getting the interior of your home ready for summer apply to the exterior of your home. Decorate your outdoor space with candles, mirrors, rugs and art – make it feel like an extension of your living space!


Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The paint experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.

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